The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Nashville Homes


The Ultimate Spider Prevention Guide For Nashville Homes

Spider control in Nashville, TN should be close to the top of your pest control priority list. This is not because most spiders are dangerous but because it is impossible to prevent the dangerous spider species we have in our area without taking measures to prevent all types of spiders.

Characteristics Of Common Spiders

One main characteristic of spiders, besides the fact that they are arachnids, is that they are what's known as obligate carnivores. This means they cannot eat anything but meat. All spiders hunt their prey while it is alive and do not scavenge. 

Once they catch prey, they disable it with venom and liquefy its insides before consuming it. This means all spiders in Nashville are venomous. However, just because all spiders are venomous does not mean all spiders are equally dangerous. In fact, most spider varieties in our area are harmless to humans.

Some Spiders Are More Dangerous Than Others

We only have two types of spiders in Tennessee that you have to worry about. These are the black widow and the brown recluse. All other spider species in our area are considered harmless to people. If they bite you, you might experience some pain and swelling around the site of the bite, but you are unlikely to suffer more than that.

This is not true of the black widow in the brown recluse. Black widow spiders pack a powerful neurotoxin that can kill some pets and occasionally even small children while making adults very sick. Brown recluse spiders, meanwhile, have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis. This can lead to scarring and infection if left untreated. 

Six Environmentally Friendly Spider Prevention Tips

Spider control in Nashville doesn't have to be a huge hassle. In fact, spider prevention can be accomplished with a few lifestyle changes. The best way to make your home less attractive to spiders is to make it less attractive to the things spiders like to eat. This means that instead of focusing your spider prevention efforts on preventing spiders, you should focus them on preventing insects like cockroaches, flies, ants, and more. To do this:

  1. Fix moisture issues like clogged drainage and condensation. 
  2. Store all foods in airtight containers or the fridge. 
  3. Cover all indoor and outdoor garbage cans at all times. 
  4. Keep outdoor lights off when not in use. 
  5. Seal up potential entryways like cracks and holes in your home's exterior. 
  6. Make sure window and door screens are free from rips and fit tightly.

Taking measures like these can make it a lot harder for spiders’ prey to enter your house. This, in turn, will mean Tennessee spiders have little reason to be interested in your home and will turn to places with easier pickings. Remember, if there is not a sizable infestation of prey, then a breeding spider population cannot sustain itself inside your home. 

Professional Pest Control Is A Great Way To Keep The Spiders Away

Unfortunately, it's very easy to have an established infestation of spiders’ prey without realizing it. This means you can wind up with a breeding population of spiders inside your home before you realize you have an infestation of any kind. If this happens, you don't have a lot of options for dealing with the spider issue yourself.

The good news is we have your back here at Urbanex. Our experts are very familiar with all the local spider species in the Nashville area, as well as the prey pests that typically attract specific types of spiders. This makes us exponentially more effective at eliminating Nashville spiders and their prey than any store-bought product. So don't waste your time or money; just contact us today.

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